NSPAC is a volunteer organization serving as a resource to parents and guardians of children in the Northborough/Southborough district with special needs and learning differences.
Our membership is open to parents and guardians of children who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504s or anyone interested in special education within the Northborough/ Southborough School District.
We work closely with the district administration and educators to identify areas of need and act in an advisory role to the school committee and the administration.
Why We Have a PAC
Special Education Parent Advisory Councils are state mandated advisory groups. Read the state regulations here.
What We Do
We are a positive and solution oriented group who play an integral role in the programs, research, and solutions that are provided to the children and families who benefit from differentiated learning.
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"Coffee and Connect"
April 1, 2015
Northborough Public Library 10AM-12PM
Topic this month: The Special Organizer
Jennifer Bolduc will engage us in a discussion about how organized files can change your special education life. She will join us as an informal speaker with hand out materials, and topic discussion.
April 1 - RSVP Link
These monthly sessions offered on the first Wednesday of the month are an opportunity for attendees to connect with others in the special education community. A specific topic of discussion is chosen by the participants of that session and time is also allocated for sharing and brainstorming on challenges and unmet needs.
Wed. April 15, Northborough Library - Attorney Dan Perlman,
Special Education Law updates
Northborough Public Library (large conf. room)
6:30PM-8:15PM (w/Q&A 8-8:15)
Daniel S. Perlman has committed his entire legal career to helping families who have children with special needs. He routinely represents and advises families on all aspects of special education disputes.
April 15, RSVP link
Wed. May 6, Coffee and Connect, special topic: Public Benefits
NOTE: new time is 11:30-1:30 this month only.
Northborough Public Library
(large conference room)
"Public Benefits: Mass Health, CommonHealth and other potential assistance for families", presented by Gail Havelick from the Department of Public Health. The presentation will help guide you through the decision-making processes when applying for benefits for your child, and will increase the understanding about Mass Health/CommonHealth, Secondary Masshealth and child disability supplement. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other public benefits for children will be discussed as well.
DON'T assume your family income is too high for a child with a disability to be eligible for MassHealth - even if you have other health insurance. MassHealth CommonHealth provides a comprehensive set of health services for individuals with disabilities, regardless of income. As a secondary insurance, it helps pay for things your regular insurance doesn't cover (such as prescription and office visit co-pays) and for PCA services if your child needs assistance at home with activities of daily living. (PCA).
May 6, RSVP link
Monthly Newsletters 2014-2015
Local Events Calendar
Past Events and Resources
Go the Distance Awards Recipients for the 2013-2014 School Year
High Quality Transition Assessments
April 10, 2014 Small Performance Theater (hallway H)
Turning 18 Checklist
Here's a handy chart to print and keep that explains how the
45 school day timeline for evaluations and production of IEPs/504s works.
ESY Presentation 2/18/14